Puff Pastry Breakfast Tarts
Puff pastry breakfasts tarts are a delicious savory breakfast idea. They are made with puff pastry, eggs, sauteed bell peppers, and are garnished with bacon, feta cheese, and chili flakes. They're so good! They reheat really well and make a tasty portable make-ahead breakfast! They look quite pretty so they would also be great as an appetizer.
Servings 6 breakfast tarts
- 1 sheet puff pastry about 10 ounces or 285g
- 6 eggs
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 bell pepper
- 1 small onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/4 cup crumbled cooked bacon
- 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
- green onions
- red pepper flakes
Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C).
Cut the bell pepper into small cubes, dice the onion, finely chop garlic.
Heat butter in a medium frying pan over medium-low heat. Add the bell peppers and onion. Cook for a couple of minutes until softened. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds, until fragrant. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer the vegetables to a bowl and chill in the fridge.
When the vegetables are chilled, take the puff pastry out of the fridge. Roll it out slightly into a rectangle then cut into 6 squares. See photos in the post for a reference.
Score each square creating a 1/2-inch (1cm) border (do not cut all the way through).
Place the squares on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for about 16-17 minutes or until nicely golden in color.
Take the baking sheet out of the oven and reduce the temperature to 325°F (160°C). Using a spoon, press down the center of each pastry square.
Break an egg into each pastry square. Divide the vegetables around the eggs. Sprinkle with cooked crumbled bacon, crumbled feta cheese, and chili flakes (if using). Season the eggs with salt and pepper.
Bake until the egg whites are set but egg yolks still runny, about 15 minutes. Take out of the oven and sprinkle with finely sliced green onions.
- Instead of feta, goat cheese or Gruyere cheese would also be very good here, but my favorite cheese to use in this recipe is feta cheese.
- Thaw your puff pastry in the fridge overnight. Make sure it’s cold before you start. Take it out of the fridge only if you have all your ingredients ready.
- You can make egg wash (beaten egg + 2 teaspoons water) to brush the edges of pastries but it's optional. You can also use heavy cream instead. Egg wash is just used to get better color on the pastry but you don’t have to brush the pastries at all. I usually omit it if I don't want to have any leftover egg, you will use just a tiny bit for brushing the edges of pastries.
- Calories = 1 pastry (1/6 of the recipe). This is only an estimate!